Personal and Lifestyle Branding: Building Your Story

Kate Arends, Founder, Wit & Delight

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5 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

      4:16
    • A Focused Brand

      9:31
    • Brand Values

      7:59
    • Brand Toolkit

      8:13
    • Wrap Up

      1:48

About This Class

Wit & Delight founder Kate Arends began the brand as a personal website. Through a specific vision and an aesthetic to match it, Kate has grown her blog into an aspirational, beautiful lifestyle brand.

In this 30-minute class, you'll join Kate at her home in Minnesota where her aesthetic is ever-present. She will walk through the experience of building Wit & Delight, workshop her brand, and share helpful tips on key decisions she made along the way. You'll follow along, workshopping your own brand and identifying the following key elements:

  • Brand belief, mission, and pursuits
  • Brand emotional benefits
  • Brand aspirations and how you'll get there

By the end, you'll have a clear vision for where you want your brand to go and how to get there. Your brand will tell the story you want it to, and lead you to success.

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438 of 447 students recommendSee All

Very helpful. She breaks down how to create a mission statement into easy steps, performing one for her own business to show you a great example. Great job.
This is a great short and sweet course to get you to focus and ask yourself important questions. I like that it can be done in an evening. Many online classes add on non-important information. Kate gets to the point, while still providing helpful examples.
Got me thinking about the start of my brand, and how to go about it. Thanks for the help!

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Kate Arends

Founder, Wit & Delight

Wit & Delight is an ongoing project created by Kate Arends. Founded in 2009, the lifestyle website has evolved into a brand that celebrates a combination of veracious expression and simple elegance with an approachable, yet edited point of view. Above all, Wit & Delight is dedicated to the development of it’s readers, promoting self discovery, mental health advocacy, and wellness topics as the foundation of a life well lived.

Wit & Delight reaches a million readers everyday, and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Women’s Wear Daily, Fast Company, New York Times, and Elle Decor, among other national publications. In 2014, Wit & Delight introduced a limited-edition product line with Target Corporation.